Let's know Islam (202)
Welcome to this week's episode of the series Let's Know Islam. Today, we continue to discuss the developments which take place on the Day of Resurrection.
As a reminder, it was said that after the Trumpet is blown for the second time, the dead will be resurrected and will be present before God Almighty. Holy Quran has on several ayahs referred to the terms of presence of humans on the Day of Judgement.
Meanwhile, the certain principle is that all human beings will be present on the Day of Resurrection. God Almighty, in the 47th and 48th ayahs of Surat Al-Kahf in Holy Quran, after mentioning the vast developments that occur on earth on the Day of Resurrection, refers to the presence of mankind on that Day, noting: "... We shall muster them, and We will not leave out anyone of them. They will be presented before your Lord in ranks: 'Certainly you have to come to Us just as We created you for the first time. Rather you maintained that We shall not appoint a tryst for you.' "
On the Day of Judgement, there is no trace of one's assets and belongings, social status, and other materialistic means and concessions. All human beings, rich or poor, are present before God on the Day of Resurrection.
Today, we intend to depict the situation of wrongdoers, and righteous individuals on the Day of Judgement.
Undoubtedly, the Day of Judgement is a difficult day. Several ayahs of Holy Quran refer to the hardships on the Day of Resurrection.
The 42nd, 43rd, and 44th ayahs of Surat al-Ma'arij in Holy Quran note: "So leave them to gossip and play until they encounter their day, which they are promised: the day when they emerge from the graves, hastening, as if racing toward a target, with a humbled look in their eyes, overcast by abasement. That is the day they had been promised."
These ayahs are for those, who deny the Day of Resurrection.
Ayahs of Holy Quran then refer to the signs of Day of Resurrection, and the situation of humans, after coming out of their graves.
Furthermore, the 7th ayah of Surat Al-Qamar mentions the confusion and anxiety of a number of human beings on the Day of Judgement. This ayah points out: "With a humbled look in their eyes, they will emerge from the graves as if they were scattered locusts, scrambling toward the summoner."
In fact, humans are astounded by the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, they maintain a humbled look in their eyes. On the Day of Resurrection, wrongdoers and disbelievers are scared, while they admit that the Day of Judgement is a very tough and difficult day for them.
The 4th ayah of Surat al-Qari'ah in Holy Quran mentions the state of mankind on the Day of Resurrection, noting: "The day mankind will be like scattered moths…"
Furthermore, the 2nd ayah of Surat al-Hajj in Holy Quran also reveals some of the happenings on the Day of Resurrection, noting: "The day that you will see it, every suckling female will neglect what se suckled, and every pregnant female will deliver her burden, and you will see the people drunk, yet they will not be drunken, but Allah's punishment is severe."
Meanwhile, the criminals and wrongdoers are the ones who are scared and horrified on the Day of Judgement, while the righteous and faithful individuals remain calm and confident on that day, and are not scared.
The 12th ayah of Surat Al-Hadid in Holy Quran refers to the appropriate situation of the faithful people on the Day of Resurrection, noting: "The day you will see the faithful, men and women, with their light moving swiftly before them and on their right…"
Furthermore, the 38th to 42nd ayahs of Surat Abasa in Holy Quran, displays the situations of the faithful, and disbelievers on the Day of Judgement, underlining: "That day some faces will be bright, laughing and joyous. And some faces on that day will be covered with dust, overcast with gloom. It is they who are the faithless, the vicious."
In short, several ayahs of Holy Quran have mentioned the scenes of Day of Judgement. The description of these scenes is the best lesson that can be taught to insightful and prudent individuals.
Contemplation about the divine court, and the severe punishment of wrongdoers and disbelievers on the Day of Resurrection, is in itself highly constructive for mankind. Such contemplation can contribute to mankind's efforts to control his thoughts and behavior; maintains an awakening effect; and reinforces the sense of responsibility in individuals.